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A few members of the Chiefs front office made the trip to Auburn on Saturday for the Doubledays Hot Stove Dinner. †
Robinzon Diaz is back with the Chiefs – in his first game yesterday he had two hits and an RBI single. Here are some other notes from the Chiefs game tonight in Indianapolis: You can hear the game on NOVA 105.1 FM starting at 7 PM. Full game notes are available here.
The Chiefs and Indians meet for their second and final series of the year. Indianapolis won three of four games from the Chiefs at Alliance Bank Stadium April 7-10. The Indians lead the season series 3-1, but the Chiefs have the slight edge in the all-time series 61-60 (.504 winning percentage). In this year’s head to head matchups, Adam Lind drove in 5 of the Chiefs 13 runs. Among active Syracuse players, Robinzon Diaz leads the Chiefs with 2 RBI (1-7). For the Indians, Josh Wilson leads the offense (.364, 4-11, 2 HR, 3 RBI)
The Chiefs had not been under .500 since they were 6-7 after the game of April 15th. The team had been over .500 every day from April 17th until July 20th. With the loss yesterday, the Chiefs fell to 6-15 in the month of July and 1-7 since the All Star Break. The Chiefs have not entered a game against the Indians this year with a winning record.
The Chiefs, Jays and AA New Hampshire shuffled several players the past two days. On the pitching side, Jesse Litsch was optioned to Syracuse while lefty AAA All Star David Purcey took his spot in the Jays rotation. Three catchers moved around. Erik Kratz was moved from Syracuse to New Hampshire while Brian Jeroloman was promoted from New Hampshire and Robinzon Diaz rejoined the Chiefs after not seeing action for the Chiefs since May 2nd. Chip Cannon was placed on the disabled list to keep the roster at the maximum 24.
STOP THE TREND
The Chiefs lost their fourth straight series by losing three out of four in Louisville. The Chiefs have not a won series since taking three of four games against Richmond June 19-22. Since, Syracuse has lost seven series and split two. The Chiefs haven’t won a road series since May 13-16 when they won three of four games at Knights Stadium.
LATE LEADS, LATE CHANCES
Of the seven losses after the All Star Break to Durham and Louisville, the Chiefs have either had the lead or the tying run in scoring position in the last three innings in five of them. Syracuse has three blown saves after the all-star break in eight games after having only three in 96 games before the break.
Chiefs pitcher David Purcey was named the most outstanding pitcher of the Triple A All Star Game Wednesday Night at Louisville Slugger Park. Purcey pitched the longest of any hurler, throwing two complete innings as the starter for the International League. He retired all six batters including three strikeouts. He fanned Jamie DAntona who had won the home run derby on Monday. The IL lost the game 6-5. You can catch the Chiefs again Thursday Night at Alliance Bank Stadium as they start a four game series against the Durham Bulls.
Tonight’s game can be heard on Sportsradio 620 WHEN – not Nova 105.1 as originally scheduled. The Yankees game can be heard on Newsradio 570 WSYR.
The Chiefs start a two-game series in Buffalo. David Purcey takes on Indians prospect David Huff in a battle of lefties. First pitch is set for 7:00 at Dunn Tire Park. The Chiefs are back home Tuesday with a doubleheader at 5:00 against the Bisons.
The Chiefs have plenty of All-Star worthy candidates but they need your help. Vote Syracuse on the AAA All-Star Game ballot. You can access it at ilbaseball.com (bottom or right side of the page) or at milb.com. The first week of voting was released and John Parrish had the most votes of any Chiefs player but was only 55th in the International League.
Some stats to consider when voting: Adam Lind is 2nd in the league in hitting, tied for 5th in RBI and doubles (and was in the big leagues for 2 weeks and missed a week out sick); Erik Kratz (write him in!) has 8 homers in the last three weeks, Wayne Lydon is 2nd in the league in steals and had a 15-game hit streak and David Purcey and John Parrish are both in the top in the league in ERA. Voting continues for another two weeks and you can vote up to 25 times. Right now the IronPigs and Mud Hens fans have been voting in droves but let’s get some Chiefs up near the top of the voting!
Today’s game (s): Doubleheader starting at 5:00, you can hear both games on Nova 105.1 FM. Kane Davis and Davis Romero are the probable starters for the Chiefs as they finish their four-game set with the streaking Columbus Clippers. Full game notes are available here.
The Syracuse Chiefs hope you enjoyed the Home Opener on Thursday, April 3rd. Some of our observations of the day:
* BJ Hayes and all the tailgaters in the parking lot (we tried to sample all the food)
* The Fab Cats out in front of the stadium giving us some great sound.
* Long lines at the ticket office (that’s a good thing)
* Chiefs players taking batting practice for the first time on grass in Syracuse (since 1996)
* Scooch and Pops back at their favorite spots.
* Gary Dunes in between innings
* Doug Logan the greatest M.C. ever announcing the starting line-ups.
* New County Executive Joanie Mahoney and her family on the pitchers mound. And then announcing that the Chiefs and County are square and look forward to working with each other for the first time in years.
* Joe Whiting giving the anthem some flare.
* Vince Speciale and American Fireworks giving us a tease of what’s to come this summer.
* Bunting all over the stadium.
* Schedule Magnets courtesy of Alliance Bank.
* No ground rule doubles bouncing over the wall
* Bullpens on the field
* David Purcey throwing gas
* Adam Lind’s bomb over the center field wall.
* And of course a Chiefs win on Opening Day.
We hope you enjoyed the day and we look forward to providing our fans with a great season on the field and in the stands. 2008 is going to be something special.
The Syracuse Chiefs announced their 24-man roster for the start of the 2008 baseball season today. They include:
Lefthanded Pitchers: David Purcey, Bill Murphy, John Parrish, Jesse Carlson, Mike Gosling and Davis Romero. Righthanded Pitchers: Josh Banks, Kane Davis, Shawn Camp, Jordan DeJong, Bubba Nelson and Tracy Thorpe.
Catchers: Curtis Thigpen and Robinzon Diaz (Kevin Nelson will be placed on the disabled list).
Infielders: Chip Cannon (1B), Joe Inglett, Hector Luna, Sergio Santos (3B), and Pedro Lopez.
Outfielders: Russ Adams, Adam Lind, Wayne Lydon, David Smith, Matt Watson.
Coaching Staff: Doug Davis, Mgr, Rick Langford, Pitching Coach, Al LeBoeuf, Hitting Coach, Charlie Poe, Coach, Robert Helmick, Strength Coach, Jon Woodworth, Trainer.
The Syracuse Chiefs were defeated in their final exhibition game of the spring 7-1 to the Scranton Yankees in Dunedin, Florida on Saturday.
The Chiefs line-up consisted of: Joe Inglett 2B, Curtis Thigpen C, Adam Lind RF, Sergio Santos 3B, Russ Adams LF, Pedro Lopez SS, Josh Kreuzer 1B, Marcus Cabral SS, Chris Demons CF.
Chris Demons had two hits for the Chiefs while seven other players all had one hit a piece.
Blue Jays pitcher Shawn Marcum stayed behind and pitched for the Chiefs and went 7-innings giving up 11-hits and 7-runs (4 earned, but had 8-strikeouts. Darryl Harrang pitched a scoreless 8th, while Sean Stidfole also pitched a scoreless ninth.
David Purcey pitched 5-innings in the AA-game and gave up 4-hits, 1-run and struckout 6 batters.
The Chiefs finished 7-8-1 during the Spring and will travel to Syracuse on Sunday.
The Syracuse Chiefs defeated the Durham Bulls this afternoon in St. Petersburg, FL 8-7 behind a 12-hit attack. With the win the Chiefs are now 5-5-1 (4-1-1 this week).
The Chiefs line-up consisted of: Wayne Lydon CF, Curtis Thigpen 1B, Adam Lind RF, Russ Adams LF, Sergio Santos 3B, Joe Inglett DH, Robizon Diaz C, Ryan Klosterman 2B, Marcus Cabarl SS.
Sergio Santos and Russ Adams each homered and drove in two runs in the game, while Curtis Thigpen had two hits including a triple and two RBI’s. Joe Inglett had three hits including a double and Ryan Klosterman also had two hits.
On the mound David Purcey started and went 3 1/3 innings and gave up 6-hits, 4-runs (2 earned) and struck out 4. Kyle Yates pitched 2 2/3 innings and gave up 3-runs.
Sean Stidfole came on to pitch 2-scorless innings with 2-strikeouts and Cody Crowell pitched a perfect ninth to nail down the win.
The Chiefs and Bulls battle for the final time this spring on Tuesday in Dunedin.
The Syracuse Chiefs shutout the Durham Bulls on Wednesday 8-0 behind the pitching of Shawn Marcum.† The Blue Jays pitcher skipped the trip to Winter Haven where the major league team took on the Red Sox and pitched in the AAA-game in Dunedin.
The Blue Jays righty went 5-innings giving up only 2-hits and 8-strikeouts.† Armando Benitez pitched one-shutout inning and was followed by Davis Romero who tossed two shutout innings with 3-strikeouts.† Joey Matumoto finished with a perfect ninth inning.
The Chiefs line-up consisted of Buck Coats CF, Ryan Patterson RF, Adam Lind LF, Robinzon Diaz C, Russ Adams, 2B, Curtis Thigpen 1B, Sergio Santos 3B, Joe Inglett DH, Pedro Lopez SS.
The Chiefs banged out 9-hits, two by Ryan Patterson and scored runs a a two-run triple by Wayne Lydon in the 7th inning and a solo Home Run by Sergio Santos in the 5th.
In the AA-game vs Montgomery lefty David Purcey went 4-innings giving up 2-runs, but struck out 8 batters.
The Chiefs take on the Durham Bulls at St Petersbug at 1:00 PM